TN begins vaccination for 18+ from today

Chennai: The Tamilnadu government has started Covid-19 vaccination for people in the 18-45 age group from today as it has received nine lakh doses of vaccines from the Centre.

Chief Minister MK Stalin inaugurated the vaccination programme which will be opened in a phased manner for industrial workers, people with disabilities and auto drivers.

Speaking to reporters, Health Minister M Subramanian said that Tamilnadu on Tuesday received nine lakh doses of vaccines, from the Rs 46 crore-worth orders placed.

Of the 9.62 lakh doses, 7.95,470 are Covishield and 1,66,530 Covaxin. Of the remaining 4,23,060 doses to be received, 3,23,060 would be Covishield and 1,00,000 Coxavin.

Meanwhile, the State also has 5,89,850 vaccine doses in the pipeline from the central government.

The State has so far received 78 lakh doses of vaccines from the Centre, and of them, 69 lakh doses have already been administered.

 

NT Bureau